Happy first day of summer, and welcome to the Simply Summer Home Tour! This week I’m beyond thrilled to be hosting 29 amazing bloggers along with Birch Lane and Country Living Magazine. Over the next five days, we’ll get to peek inside some gorgeous homes, and it’s truly inspiring to see such an eclectic mix of decor and style. I can’t wait for you to see what these other bloggers have in store, you can check the bottom of the post to see a full list of those joining me!
Today I will also be welcoming you into our home “decorated” for summer. In actuality, summer is probably the simplest in this home as far as decor goes, so you are really seeing the house in a normal decor state. I love restful blues for summer, and you’ll see that color scattered throughout the house for this tour, but it is really an adaptable palette for year-round.
Birch Lane provided me with a gift card for this tour, but all opinions are my own. See my disclosures here.
First up we have the mudroom. In the summer I always feel like the mudroom is on break too. Unlike the other seasons, it doesn’t have to be buried in backpacks and boots, baseball gloves and bats, or snow gear.
Just a well-loved pair of flip flops, a beach bag, a picnic blanket, and a comfy pillow. The beautiful blanket is the Sharon Striped Throw, and the pillow is the Athena Pillow Cover, both from Birch Lane. I absolutely love the gorgeous pattern on the pillow, it inspired the colors for all of my decor this season.
The boys just got out of school this past week, which is actually really early for New England. Thank goodness for that mild winter, it boosted morale a lot in these parts!
Next up is the kitchen. There’s something about summer that motivates me to cook. My husband Mack will laugh when he reads that sentence, due to the amount of takeout we’ve been getting lately in the end of the school year craziness. However, as the farmer’s markets open back up, and the colorful and fresh produce begins to appear, I feel incredibly inspired to be in the kitchen.
Now that the breakfast nook is recently complete, I’m excited to be able to share some views of the transition between it and the kitchen. I used to crop the unfinished eyesore out of the kitchen, and it resulted it fragemented photos. I really love our kitchen, and now the breakfast nook is the icing on the cake.
I love to have citrus handy in the summer for garnishing simple drinks of both spring and sparkling water. This neat little station provides the perfect spot to corall all of the items.
The beaded bowl is from the Milford set from Birch Lane. They are such versatile pieces, and I use them daily.
Here’s another view of the breakfast nook I mentioned above. It’s set up for a little breakfast, which I shared in part in the reveal post.
The bay window beautifully filters in the light. We spend the majority of our time in this space, and eat dinner and lunch here as well as breakfast.
The final room I’m sharing today is our dining room. While we don’t use it as often as I wish we did, it’s the perfect space for entertaining.
I have it ready to go for the season with a drink station.
The beaded plates are from the Milford set, and these Milk Glasses are also from Birch Lane.
And that concludes our tour for today! Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope that you enjoy visiting my friends below!
Visit Country Living Magazine to see more summer decorating ideas!